BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore City Health Department is trying to ensure prescription medicine is available to resident impacted by the civil unrest.
As of Saturday morning, 13, pharmacies are closed due to looting and fire damage across the city.READ MORE: WATCH: Maryland NAACP Calls For Ocean City Police Officers In Arrest Video To Be 'Removed From Posts' Until Investigation Is Complete
Individuals in affected areas who are having difficulty obtaining prescription medication should call 311.
The Baltimore City Health Department will help residents locate the nearest open pharmacy and have prescriptions transferred.
A list of closed pharmacies can be found here: http://health.baltimorecity.gov/baltimore-pharmacies-operations-listREAD MORE: 5 Injured, 1 Killed In West Baltimore Mass Shooting
“Our residents need to get medical care they need, which includes life-sustaining medications,” said Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen. “We will do everything possible so that seniors and other vulnerable citizens receive their prescription medications.”
For those with transportation concerns or limited mobility, the Health Department says it’ll assist with alternate options that include obtaining prescriptions through mail delivery or arranging for delivery of prescriptions to the City’s Druid Health Clinic.
“We at the Health Department are working around the clock to protect vital resources and coordinate with pharmacies and our partners across the city,” said Dr. Wen. As the city recovers, we are dedicating all efforts to protect the health and well-being of our residents.”MORE NEWS: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Free Summer Concert Series